Superman #25

Superman #25

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason Artist: Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza, Patrick Gleason Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 21, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 23
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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"BLACK DAWN" part six! The extra-sized finale to "Black Dawn" reveals the villain tearing the Super-Family apart and destroying everything the Man of Steel holds dear!

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Jun 21, 2017

    SUPERMAN #25 excites and thrills the reader while also leaving an emotional impact on the reader. Its touching familial themes and brilliant art along with enthralling action make this one of the best issues in Tomasi's run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 21, 2017

    Sadly, it seems that the Kent's time in Hamilton County is drawing to a close, but I trust that their adventures in Metropolis will be every bit as good as Tomasi and Gleason have given us so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 25, 2017

    Superman #25 was a strong ending to the "Black Dawn" arc. Manchester Black was a fantastic villain that almost destroyed the Superman Family but was defeated by the strong bond Superman, Superboy and Lois Lane share with one another. Now with the Superman Family moving to Metropolis it looks like things may become even more hectic as they move back to a familiar setting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 21, 2017

    With the Kents relocating out of Hamilton County, I'm curious how the move to the big city will play out for one of my favorite Rebirth titles. For now, this was a fitting end to this journey of Superman and family. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Chris Campbell Jun 21, 2017

    Overall, Superman #25 is another on point issue for the series. Although the beginning of the storyline was a little rough it evolved into a great tale for the super family. The creators have melded together action and love for a nice wrap-up for the storyline and continued growth for the family. There are some great moments that you shouldnt miss if you are a DC fan and great formative moments that should become a part of Jons future character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 22, 2017

    It's been a year now since DC Comics' Rebirth launched. It has yet to disappoint in any major way and remains a vast improvement over The New 52. With the Kent Family's stint in Hamilton wrapped up tidily, their return to Metropolis will herald a new chapter in the Superman Rebirth saga. Judging by where we've been with this title, where we're going looks pretty bright. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 22, 2017

    DC should be doing whatever they can to keep this creative team together because it feels like there's absolutely no stopping them now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Evan Kiick Jun 22, 2017

    A great final chapter to a great arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Daniel Levine Jun 21, 2017

    "Black Dawn" comes to an epic conclusion here and doesn't disappoint after the great first five parts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 22, 2017

    "Black Dawn" becomes the latest story to pit Superman's brand of hope and optimism and Black's pragmatic ruthlessness. It's a well-trodden dynamic by now, but one that fits DC Rebirth like a glove. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 23, 2017

    In the end, I think the defeat of Black and the cure of Lois came about a bit abruptly. But I have decided to concentrate instead on the emotional impact of the story. This, like many stories with Black, is really about decency overcoming evil. And that worked for me. Seeing Jon have to work through all the conflicting feelings showed how he is a product of his parents, a seeker of justice not a punishing god. The Hamilton chapter of the family is over. On to Metropolis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Jun 21, 2017

    While this issue's dose of Manchester Black may exceed recommended levels, Superman #25 delivers enough of what we've loved about this run to leave a very favorable impression. While the handoff between the two is a bit jarring, both Mahnke and Gleason continue their trend of big action and emotionally-effective character work. A year in, Supermanremains the strongest fulfillment of Rebirth'spromises of purity and quality. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 21, 2017

    Our Black Dawn story ties up with this extra-sized issue and I'm glad we got the extra page count here because the ending is what really kept my score up on this issue because it gave me what I've come to love out of this Superman book and that's the family feel of love and hope that the Kents inspire.  The art was great in this issue, but I'm still a little upset that we left this big battle with some dangling threads that I still don't understand. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bad Manta - Josh West Jun 21, 2017

    The conclusion of "Black Dawn" was somewhat messy, but it ultimately worked. The Superman/Superboy moments redeem the a long, drawn-out battle and the story arc resolves nicely when all is said and done. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    We The Nerdy - Alexander Handziuk Jun 21, 2017

    As much as this issue was a disappointment the last eight pages were a reminder of what this series can and has accomplished when it's a little more focused, and thankfully it's kicking off a new story arc next issue. I recommend you skip this one and come back in two weeks for Superman #26 which will hopefully be much, much better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComiConverse - Kyle King Jun 24, 2017

    Despite a scattering of nice moments, the concluding chapter of the Manchester Black storyline was a messy patchwork of inexplicable motivations, mishandled characters, and narrative conceits. Read Full Review

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